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Teeth (2007)

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Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.
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2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jess Weixler ... Dawn
John Hensley ... Brad
Josh Pais ... Dr. Godfrey
Hale Appleman ... Tobey
Lenny von Dohlen ... Bill
Vivienne Benesch Vivienne Benesch ... Kim
Ashley Springer ... Ryan
Laila Liliana Garro ... Gwen (as Julia Garro)
Nicole Swahn Nicole Swahn ... Melanie
Adam Wagner Adam Wagner ... Phil
Hunter Ulvog Hunter Ulvog ... Little Brad
Ava Ryen Plumb ... Little Dawn
Trent Moore Trent Moore ... Mr. Vincent
Mike Yager Mike Yager ... Elliot
Nathan Parsons ... Soda Spritzer
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Storyline

Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an "adaptation." She lives with her mom, step-father, and hard-edged step-brother. She likes Tobey, a guy at school, and he likes her. She takes a pledge to remain chaste until marriage, so they date in groups, watch G-rated films, and don't kiss, but the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. Dawn has an admirer in Ryan, and when when things have an unexpected twist with Tobey, she turns to Ryan for help. Will he be her mythical hero and rescue her? Or can she find her way as her own hero, turning the curse into an asset? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Every rose has its thorns.


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Rated R for disturbing sequences involving sexuality and violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2008 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Dagose me See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,530, 20 January 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$347,578, 8 March 2009
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Pierpoline Films, Teeth See more »
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Dolby SR | SDDS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

While Dawn is riding her bike to the gynecologist, a fast food sign advertises, "Try our tasty new 99¢ Jr. Banana Split today." See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, in the first shot of dawn in the hallway right after she gives her speech, an extra walking by looks directly and obviously into the camera. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bill: Hey Brad, don't splash your sister.
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Crazy Credits

No man was harmed in the making of this film. See more »

Connections

References Lippstixxx & Dippstixxx (2005) See more »

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Punishment
Performed by Immortal Dominion
Composed by Ray Smith, Gabe Romero, Brian Villers, Ben Huntwork
Courtesy of Immortal Dominion / Hapi Skratch Records / Fist Music
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Vagina Dentata – One of the Most Refreshing Horror Tales
24 February 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a small town nearby a nuclear power facility, the chaste Dawn (Jess Weixler) is raised with her dysfunctional stepbrother Brad (John Hensley) by her mother that is sick and her stepfather. Once in high school, she participates of a meeting called "The Promise O" that preaches purity and virginity for the members. When the newcomer Tobey (Hale Appleman) arrives in town, the naive Dawn feels that he is her soul mate and stays close to him. The proximity becomes attraction and Tobey does not control his hormones and forces Dawn to have intercourse with him in a cave in an isolated lake. However, he is castrated by her vagina and vanishes in the lake. The desperate Dawn runs to the library and discovers that she has the mythical "Vagina Dentata" and only a hero can rescue her.

"Teeth" is one of the most refreshing horror tales that I have recently seen. The story of a chaste teenager that finds that she has a "Vagina Dentata" is simply hilarious and surrealistic. The legend does really exist, and in accordance with the Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina_dentata), "various cultures have folk tales about women with toothed vaginae, frequently told as cautionary tales warning of the dangers of sex with strange women and to discourage the act of rape". There could be also a subtle interpretation that could be the difficulty of Dawn to self-adjust to the womanhood, but I believe the intention of the author was simply uses the myth to make a gem of dark humor. The beauty of the sweet Jess Weixler is awesome. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): Not available

Note: On 06 April 2015, I saw this movie again.


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